About Club Tech Digital Arts Festivals
The Club Tech Digital Arts Festivals recognize the achievements of Boys & Girls Club members, ages 6-18, through local, regional or national festivals building confidence and motivating participants to explore new avenues for artistic expression through technology. Festivals also offer a way for Clubs to demonstrate their commitment to technology and showcase digital arts programs to their communities.
The Club Tech Digital Arts Festivals celebrate member creativity and technical ability in digital music making, photo illustration, movie making, and stop-motion animation, graphic and game design.
Each festival operates on three levels: local, regional and national. Clubs host local festivals, choosing one winner in each category from up to four age groups. These winners then advance to a regional festival hosted at a designated Club in each region. The winners of this round then advance to the National Digital Arts Festival. The festivals run from August to May annually.
About Boys & Girls Clubs of America
For more than 100 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (GreatFutures.org) has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, nearly 4,000 Clubs serve some 4 million young people through Club membership and community outreach. Clubs are located in cities, towns, public housing and on Native American lands throughout the country and on U.S. military installations worldwide. They provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun and friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Club programs promote academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. In a Harris Survey of alumni, 57 percent said the Club saved their lives. National headquarters are located in Atlanta. Learn more at http://bgca.org/facebook and http://bgca.org/twitter.